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Janet Echelman: Taking imagination seriously

Janet Echelman: Taking imagination seriously

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How You Make Judgments: The Elephant and its Rider Part of the sequence: Rationality and Philosophy Whether you're doing science or philosophy, flirting or playing music, the first and most important tool you are using is your mind. To use your tool well, it will help to know how it works. Today we explore how your mind makes judgments. MotionPhone released for iPad and iPhone « Snibbe App Store MotionPhone App Enables a new Form of Visual Communication San Francisco, April 19, 2012 MotionPhone, a new app for the iPhone and iPad, enables a unique form of visual communication, allowing people to create animations together on iPads and iPhones. The app, created by Scott Snibbe Studio, is the company’s first release since producing Björk’s groundbreaking Biophilia App Album last year, and is a similarly innovative combination of interactive visuals with music.

6 Things Rich People Need to Stop Saying All of a sudden, it's like you can't make huge amounts of money without people getting all pissed off about it. And it's only going to get worse -- with the election coming up and the weather getting warmer, this whole "Occupy" movement is probably going to come back strong. The 1 percent will feel even more besieged than before. "What the hell?" you're probably thinking, if you're somehow both rich and reading an article with this title, "I didn't crash the economy!" You might even be tempted to take to a microphone, to defend yourself and your wealthy friends.

when kevin wins, the planet loses! | noirlac | when kevin wins, the planet loses! | Ask me anything | Submit | Archive | RSS Latest Tweets: April 12 2014 April 10 2014 Management Secrets: Core Beliefs of Great Bosses A few years back, I interviewed some of the most successful CEOs in the world in order to discover their management secrets. I learned that the "best of the best" tend to share the following eight core beliefs. 1.

Painting Hundertwasser painted wherever he was, at home, in nature and on the road, in cafés and restaurants, on the train or on aeroplanes, in hotels or at the homes of friends or acquaintances he was visiting. He had no studio and did not paint at an easel, but instead spread the canvas or sheet of paper flat in front of him. When he was on the road it could happen that he folded the paper, painting only on the visible part of his work. He either took his paintings on trips, or he left them at his places of residence and continued to paint them as soon as he returned. Bayer Foundations - Bayer Scholarships Biology and molecular biology Biotechnology, bioengineering and bioinformatics Chemistry and biochemistry Pharmaceutics and drug discovery Bayer supports study projects, internships, summer courses, preparatory and supplementary study courses, as well as theses and doctoral studies (the program does not include post-doctoral scholarships). The foundation places great emphasis on internationalism, and therefore scholarships are granted exclusively to students from German-speaking countries wishing to study abroad and foreign applicants who want to study in Germany. Applicants should be able to show good to very good final school marks as well as a particularly good intermediate diploma or an above-average bachelor’s exam.

Scientists as Competitive-Intelligence Analysts In a highly competitive economy, companies need to stay ahead of their competition if they are to stay afloat. To this end, companies routinely scan all the public information they can find about competitors, including annual reports, scientific papers, regulatory filings, and social media. They talk with key opinion leaders and utilize other primary sources of information. Placed in perspective, this information is a sort of early warning system for companies in competitive markets, helping them to navigate the waters of the business world. The field is called competitive intelligence (CI). The people performing CI are commonly called “CI analysts.”

Happy New Year Art Nouveau 2012 Happy New Year to all of my fellow Art Nouveau admirers! Here are some Tumblr images that have caught my eye so far in 2012...they are a little random! Getting on the fast-track to full-time employment : Naturejobs The road to your first full-time position can be long and tortuous. But some researchers have found a shortcut to success. Eugene Russo reports. David Liu had his future planned. It was May 1999, and the bioorganic chemist had just received his doctorate from the University of California, Berkeley. Introduction: Communications Tech in the Lab It's a virtuous cycle: Science enables new technology, which then facilitates new science. The result is a society—and laboratories—that scarcely resemble those from only a few years ago. But some would argue that one kind of technology has had less impact on academic laboratories than it should have: communications technology.